This past weekend for the most part was about giving writing advice to other writers on at least a couple of the writering groups that are on Facebook. As I have mentioned in the past one of my goals with my business is to help other writers. Some of the topics included how you go about re-writing, how do you start to write in a certain genre, and about getting the confidence in your writing. There were also topics that I gave advice on for publishing as well and how you go about working on a blog about writing, and that was just to name a few of the topics. Granted some of these topics I have not covered on this site yet and I will in the future.
This past weekend I also learned about some new tools, and those will be added to the section Writer’s First Source. The first of these new tools is The Hemingway Editor (www.hemingwayapp.com). This website can help you edit your work, it can also tell you the readability of your work is. This one I’m going to test with what I have on the current draft of the Raven Prophecy and see what are some of the results. The other nifty tool that I learned about this morning is Text to Speech Reader (https://ttsreader.com). This one allows you to hear your text in a natural sounding voice. I’m going to give this one a try later today as well. I’m also going to look at some other web platforms for writers such as Tablo and Medium. I have not yet been to these sites, or else I would be adding the links on to this post.
I also received a new goody from my sister, a new pendulum with a pretty amethyst. Sometimes having a pendulum for writing can be helpful. Right now I have it on my writing desk with me. I also picked up a new writing guide, “Damn Fine Story: Mastering the Tools of a Powerful Narrative” by Check Wendig. The reason why I picked up this book was that it some great pointers on the back cover of the book. I will be reading this book and will be writing some posts based on the book. The other book that I picked up was more of a business type book, but if I find helpful tips on there for us writer’s I will be adding some of that information as well.
The past weekend was really about me focusing on my business and getting some idea of what information writers need. Therefore, I will be sharing some of that information with you all as part of my pledge to help writers with their writing. I learned some new things and that it is great too, for it shows that I do not know everything but at the same time I know some things that other writers don’t know either. This is one of the great things that can come from being part of a community is that we can learn from each other and get new ideas on how to do things.
I hope that you had a great weekened as well, and I hope that you have a fantastic writing day.